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Biography

Sune Greger Nordgren

Born 1948 in Lund, Sweden

1969 – 1974 Forum School for Graphic Art, Malmö and studied Economic History and Art History at Lund University.

1975 – 1990 Editor of Kalejdoskop Review for Contemporary Art and publisher (Kalejdoskop Förlag) of art books and artists’ books. Illustrator and graphic designer for other Publishers of books on Art, Poetry and Politics.

1980 – 1986 Art critic at Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Swedish Radio and several art magazines.

1986 – 1989 Editor/producer of weekly arts programmes for Swedish television (SVT).

1990 – 1996 Director of Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden

1996 – 1998 Founding Director of IASPIS – International Artists Studio Programme in Sweden.

1998 – 2003 Founding Director of BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England.

2003 – 2006 Founding Director of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.

2007 – 2011 Project Manager for Vandalorum – Centre for Art and Design, Värnamo, Sweden

2007 – Project Manager for Kivik Art Centre, Sweden

2007-2014 Columnist for newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, Oslo

2008 –  Arts Advisor and Curator for Strawberry Art & Design / Petter Stordalen Collection, Oslo, Norway

 

Other information

Honorary member (1994) of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden

Honorary Freeman (2012) of the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough, England UK

Member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics)

Jury member for the Hasselblad Photo Award 2002 and 2003 (chair), Gothenburg.

Board member of the Astrup-Fearnley Museum, Oslo (1998-2003)

Chair of the Visual Arts Fund (Bildkonstnärsfonden) and Iaspis, Stockholm (2003-2009).

Arts Advisor for The Savings Bank Foundation (Sparebankstiftelsen), Oslo

Board member of Stordalen Foundation, Norway

Member of the arts council for the University of Lund, Sweden

 

Exhibitions as Freelance curator

Jeppa byggde Villa Naturen, (med Staffan Lamm), Kristianstads Länsmuseum 1983

Richard Long – River Avon Mud Circles and Magpie Line, Malmö Konsthall, 1985

Joan Miró. Collected Original Posters from the Dr. Nils Tryding collection, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt 1995, National Museum, Warszawa 1996 and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm 1998

Edvard Ottosson – ett livsverk, Aoseum (i museet vid Torget), Åhus 1990

Rear Window, Xposeptember, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm 1998

Max Ernst, Sculptures, Fundação Arpad Szenes-Viera da Silva, Lisbon 1999

Franco Leidi, Att vara tillsammans, Västerås Konstmuseum, Millesgården, Stockholm, Kristianstads Konsthall, Kulturhuset Luleå 2008

Marlene Dumas, Coming and Going, Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2011

Grafik älskar fotografi (Grrrafik 2011), Fotografins rum, Malmö Museer 2011

Stena 15, Göteborgs Konstmuseum 2011

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Galleri Dronning Joséphine, Oscarshall, Oslo 2014

Prisverdige, HM Dronning Sonjas Kunstnerstipend, Norske Grafikere, Oslo 2104

Gunilla Klingberg, A Sign in Space, Malmö Konsthall 2014

Ny nordisk grafik, The Queen Sonja Print Award, Waldemarsudde, Stockholm 2014

Prize Prints, The Queen Sonja Print Award, Scandinavia House, New York 2015

Diptyk – Tom Sandberg fotografi, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2015

Tom Sandberg/Around Myself, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena 2015

 

 

Exhibitions for Malmö Konsthall 1990-96

1990

Olli Lyytikäinen / Arvid Pettersen

Klaus vom Bruch / Toshikatsu Endo

Jetzt Berlin! (Year 1 after the Wall)

Barbro Bäckström / Håkan Rehnberg

1991

Arnulf Rainer

Richard Serra

Särlingar / Outsider Art / Art Brut

Fluxus á la Carte

Paul Klee

1992

Sigurdur Gudmundsson

A Cabinet of Signs (Contemporary Art from Japan)

Claes Eklundh

The Schyl Collection (Malmö Moderna Museum)

Leon Tarasewicz

Bertil Lundberg / Med eftertryck

Leon Golub

1993

Georg Baselitz

Dorothea Tanning

Susana Solano

Work & Turn – Artists’ Books

Milan Kunc / Jiri Kolar

Antony Gormley

Joan Miró

1994

Barbara Kruger (Billboard Project)

To Brancusi: Carl André, Miroslaw Balka, Richard Deacon, Ellsworth Kelly

Nancy Spero / Christian Boltanski

Alberto Giacometti

1995

Francis Bacon – Marlene Dumas

Lars Kleen

Anders Österlin

Cindy Sherman

Max Ernst

1996

Andres Serrano

Bård Breivik

Betong: Miroslaw Balka, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor

 

Exhibitions for IASPIS

Ulf Rollof, 7C’s, 49th Venice Biennial, Cinema Arsenale, Venice 1999

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Exhibitions for BALTIC

Pre-opening 1998 – 2002

Jaume Plensa, Blake in Gateshead, 1996

Kurt Schwitters, No Socks, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 1999

Anish Kapoor, Taratantara, BALTIC Site, Quayside Gateshead 1999

BALTIC Memories, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 1999

Flash DVD (Coll. Bifrons Stichting), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1999-2000

Martin Weber, Side Gallery, Newcastle 2000

Jenny Holzer, Xenon Projections, Newcastle/Gateshead 2000

Outlanders, artists from Stockholm, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle 2001

Marijke van Warmerdam, Weather Forecast, Newcastle 2000 and Venice Biennial 2001

Janet Cardiff, Forty Part Motet, Castle Keep, Newcastle 2001

Opening

B.OPEN (opening exhibition Summer 2002) Chris Burden, Carsten Höller, Julian Opie, Jaume Plensa, Jane & Louise Wilson, Los Carpinteros, The Breadman (Tatsumi Orimoto) and Alec Finlay

Post-opening from 2002

Öyvind Fahlström (collaboration with MACBA, Barcelona)

Pedro Cabrita Reis, A Place Like That

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Both

2003

Sigurdur Gudmundsson

The Cathedral (coll. Durham Cathedral)

COBRA (coll. NTE, Hayward Gallery)

Chad McCail

Eva Grubinger

Antony Gormley, Domain Field, Expansion Works

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, The Coal Coast

Jane & Louise Wilson

Martin Puryear

Outside of a Dog, Artists’ Books

 

Exhibitions for the National Museum, Oslo

Alle snakker om museet… New display of the collections, 2005

Kyss Frosken! (Kiss the Frog!) , Tullinløkka 2005

Bård Breivik Vortex – works in progress, Nasjonalgalleriet 2005

 

Exhibitions for Kivik Art Centre

Kivik Start, Snøhetta + Tom Sandberg, Bergdala, Kivik 2007

Kivik Art ‘08, David Chipperfield + Antony Gormley, Bergdala, Kivik 2008

Kivik Art ’09, Julian Opie – Dancing in Kivik + Matti Suuronen – Venturo House, Bergdala, Kivik 2009

Kivik Art ’10, Petra Gipp: Refugium & Runa Islam: Cabinet of Prototypes (video), Bergdala, Kivik 2020/Land Arc

Kivik Art ’11, Fifth Summer, Kim Hedås: Illusion, Land Arc, Bergdala, Kivik 2011

Kivik Art’12, Land Arc (3) + existing works from previous years, Bergdala, Kivik 2012

Kivik Art ’13, Gert Wingårdh Himlatrappan, Gerry Johansson Fotografier, Bergdala, Kivik 2013

Kivik Art ’14, existing works from previous years, Bergdala, Kivik 2014

 

Exhibitions for Vandalorum, Värnamo

Yngve Ekström – inte bara Lamino, Knäppfabriken/Smålands Konstarkiv, 2008

Vi prøver at lave en udstilling, Uglycute + students, Knäppfabriken/Smålands Konstarkiv, 2009

Apokalys Labotek – illgrön design, Knäppfabriken/Smålands Konstarkiv, 2010

Cyklar! Cykeln som ide och form, invigningsutställningen,Vandalorum, 2011

Dick Bruna & Miffy, Vandalorum 2011

David Svensson: For Ever, Vandalorum 2011

ZOOM -italiensk design/ Studio Ballo, samarbete med Vitra Design Museum, Vandalorum 2011

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Commissions / uppdrag

Richard Long, River Avon Mud Circles and Magpie Line for Malmö Konsthall, September 1985

Antony Gormley, Expansion Works and The European Field for Malmö Konsthall, 1993

Barbara Kruger, Tänk som vi / Tala som vi / Älska som vi / Hata som vi / Se ut som vi, billboard-projekt för Malmö Konsthall, februari 1994

Miroslaw Ba?ka, 30x60x10, 250x1958x795, 30x60x10, 30x60x10, 250x521x174 for Malmö Konsthall (Betong/Concrete), November 1996.

Antony Gormley, Allotment / Koloni for Malmö Konsthall (Betong/Concrete), November 1996.

Anish Kapoor, 10m x 10m and 10m x 10 m for Malmö Konsthall, (Betong/Concrete), November 1996

Jaume Plensa, Blake in Gateshead for BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, November 1996

Etienne Clément Portrait of BALTIC for BALTIC CCA, Gateshead September 1998 – July 2002 (ongoing).

Anish Kapoor, Taratantara for BALTIC CCA, Gateshead, July 1999

Marijke van Warmerdam, Weather forecast for BALTIC CCA, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, December 2000 and Venice Biennale, Campo Santa Margherita, June 2001.

Grennan & Sperandio, The Hand and the Word for BALTIC CCA, The Little Theatre, Gateshead, April 2001

Julian Opie, Escaped animals for BALTIC CCA (B.Open), Baltic Square, Gateshead, July 2002 (and for Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Arnolfini in Bristol and Tate Modern in London).

Jaume Plensa, Blake Baltic Blue 1-8 for BALTIC CCA (B.Open), Gateshead, July 2002.

Chris Burden, Tyne Bridge (Meccano) for BALTIC CCA (B.Open), Gateshead, July 2002

Pedro Cabrita Reis, A Place Like That for BALTIC CCA, Gateshead, October 2003

Antony Gormley, Domain Field for BALTIC CCA, Gateshead, May-September 2003

Magne Wiggen, Kyss Frosken!/Kiss the Frog!, Nasjonalmuseet, Tullinløkka, Oslo, May-September 2005

Snöhetta Architects & Tom Sandberg, Mothership, Viewfinders and Photo Boxes for Kivik Start, Kivik Art Centre, July-September 2007

Sign – Nordic Black-and-white Photography – Åke Hedström, Gerry Johansson, Tuija Lindström, Georg Oddner, Tom Sandberg and Gunnar Smoliansky – Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm, February 2008

David Chipperfield & Antony Gormley, A Sculpture for the Subjective Experience of Architecture (the Kivik Pavillion), Kivik July-September 2008

Antony Gormley, Standing Matter IX, sculpture installation, Kivik Art Centre 2008.

Julian Opie, Dancing in Kivik, sculpture project (diabas) for Kivik Art Centre,  June – September 2009

Petra Gipp, Refugium, Kivik Art Centre, June – September 2010

Runa Islam, Cabinet of Prototypes (film), Kivik Art Centre, June – September 2010

Kim Hedås, Illusion, ljudinstallation för Kivik Art Centre, 2011

David Svensson, For Ever, Vandalorum, August 2011

Menneske i Moderskipet, Antony Gormley och Snøhetta, Lillehammer komune / Kunstmuseum, September 2011

Jaume Plensa, Dröm, Clarion Hotel Post, Drottningtorget, Göteborg, January 2012

Pia König, 600 skulpturer, Clarion Hotel Post, Göteborg 2012

Jone Kvie, Stellar I and Stellar II, Clarion Hotel Post, Göteborg 2012

Jaume Plensa, Where are you?, Clarion Hotel & Congress, Trondheim 2012

Julian Opie, LED Sculpture, Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, Sky City, Arlanda, Stockholm, 2012

Gert Wingårdh, Himlatrappan, Kivik Art Centre 2013

Gunilla Klingberg, Exit, Malmö Konsthall/Clarion Hotel Malmö Live, Malmö 2014

Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Bloody Forever, Hotel Malmö Live, Malmö 2015

 

 

Publications/ Publikationer

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